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Posted by: Pioneers-USA on 1/10/2010
English Language Program

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“But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of Him everywhere”. -2 Corinthians 2:14

Pioneers workers are currently holding classes in an office space strategically located in an urban center in Bosnia. They offer intermediate and advanced levels of English instruction and charge a very competitive fee compared with other English language services in the area. By finding financial partners to help support the ministry, they are able to keep the costs for students low, making it possible for more students to attend, more relationships to be built, and more people to hear the gospel.

In the summer of 2008, Pioneers workers and a short-term team held an intensive two-week language course. One worker shared, “On the second night everyone was to bring an object that described something about them. Tom’s* object was his Bible and Anna's* was her Huguenot necklace. Lots of conversation and chances to share came out of that. Two of the new students in this class have said they plan to join us for fall classes too. God is slowly building our influence here.” This is only one example of how the Lord is using the faithfulness of this team to make inroads for the gospel in this spiritually impoverished area.

Bigger Picture: Recovering from a devastating war, Bosnia is both a hurting and a hardened place. It is difficult work to persevere in sharing the gospel in this dry and thirsty land. One worker said, “Bosnia is like a bare field with many rocks just under the surface. At this point I think we are all still picking rocks.” Even when the fruit may be hard to see or slow to grow, Christ is leading in triumphal procession. Through Pioneers workers and other believers the aroma of Him is spreading in Bosnia and beyond. Lord-willing, these efforts will lead to a revival and the start of a church-planting movement. Will you take part in spreading the “fragrance of the knowledge of Him” in Bosnia?

*not the actual name